Meeting Gorbachev PG

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This film was last shown on 21 November 2019

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this intimate and fascinating documentary sees legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog meet the man who brought about the changes that helped end the Cold War, toppled the USSR and enabled the reunification of Germany.

Mikhail Gorbachev rose from a farm boy to become President of the Soviet Union, eventually pushing through reforms that changed the world forever. This heartfelt, charming and idiosyncratic portrait sees Gorbachev discussing his extraordinary life and career – including his talks to reduce nuclear weapons, the reunification of Germany and the dissolution of his country.

Werner Herzog
Germany, UK, USA
1 hour 32 minutes
James Baker, Mikhail Gorbachev, Werner Herzog


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